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Old 03-25-2005, 06:19 PM
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DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF ANY FACTORY LOADED VARMINT CARTRIDGES FOR THE 280? WITH IT BALLISTICS, THE 280 WOULD BE GREAT, BUT NOBODY I CAN FIND FACTORY LOADS A VARMINT ROUND.
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:23 PM
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I don't think anybody'd want to shoot a .280 at a dog town. Too much recoil for all that shootin'. Bigger, and less plentyful varmints, die just fine, when hit by big game bullets.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:46 PM
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No factory loaded varmint rounds for the 280Rem. That's one reason I chose to get a
270Win. several years ago. Of course, there's only one for the 270Win., the 100gr. by Remington, but as luck would have it, it shoots pretty good in my rifle - about 1" to 1-1/4" at 100yds. Should be good enough for most shots at chucks, coyotes, etc.
The rest of my "varmint" shooting is left to my Ruger 77/22 target rifle in 22mag.

A bit expensive IMO, but one option you might try for the 280Rem. is custom ammo
at Conley Precision.
Link: http://www.cpcartridge.com/index.htm
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:59 AM
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The .280 can be handloaded for varmints but it's sadly a very neglected round.....it's a better round IMO than the .30-06.....but sales never proved it....as a result it's nearly a dead cartridge.

If I owned one it would replace the .270 and the .30-06......but as you see ammo for it seems to be a handloaders game.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:26 AM
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and the 280 does mighty fine with 120 gr hollow points @ around 3400 fps... woodchucks and crows never know what hit em
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:19 PM
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The .280 can be handloaded for varmints but it's sadly a very neglected round.....it's a better round IMO than the .30-06.....but sales never proved it....as a result it's nearly a dead cartridge.
there ain't nothing neglected at all about my 280AI... the 280 was seriously mismarketed when it first came out... the second coming as the 7mm Express was also a serious screw up... fortunately there is a core element that still shoot the 280 and appreciate it for what it is... a fine all around cartridge that deserves better then the hand it was dealt...
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:10 AM
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Remington once loaded 120 gr. Hollow points for the 280. I picked up 3 boxes at a local gun show years ago for the brass. This load shot very accurately out of my bolt action and also out of my Dad's pump. I have seen these still available at gun shows in my area from time to time. You might try some gun shows or you will have to stick with a 140 gr. load. The 139/140 is the lightest factory load that is readily available. You could also try something like Conley Precision Cartridge if you don't reload. They have some light loads available but I don't know the cost. You certainly wouldn't want to set up and shoot all day with the 280. After 40-50 rounds you would definitely feel the recoil. The 280 is an excellent round and my all time favorite. Good luck and good hunting.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:18 PM
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Load you up some 120gr ballistic tips around 3300fps and be done with it
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